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Will a possible BigBasket-Grofers merger stave off competition from Amazon?

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Online grocers BigBasket and Grofers have both rejected a media report of a possible merger. This has not prevented experts from speculating about wha...

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Grofers FY16 revenue drops, losses widen

Locodel Solutions Pvt Ltd, the company behind hyperlocal delivery startup Grofers, reported a sharp drop in revenue and a multifold jump in losses for 2015-16. Revenue for the year through March 2016 fell 32% to Rs 58.34 lakh from Rs 86.38 lakh the previous year, the company’s annual report filed ...

11 January, 2017 | More »

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BigBasket FY16 revenue triples, losses mount

The country’s top online grocer BigBasket has registered an over-three-fold increase in revenue to Rs 563 crore for the financial year ended March 2016, a financial daily reported quoting Hari Menon, co-founder & CEO, BigBasket. Sales in the previous fiscal stood at Rs 170 crore. However, net ...

5 January, 2017 | More »

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Flashback 2016: Six startups that pivoted this year

Some entrepreneurs get it right the first time and succeed, some just give up. And then there are some who don’t get it right the first time but don’t give up either. What do they do? They pivot. As the euphoria of 2015—when investors were rushing to back startups in India—faded away, 2016 t...

28 December, 2016 | More »

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BigBasket targets 45% revenue from private labels by March 2017

The country’s top online grocer, BigBasket, is ramping up its private label business eyeing higher margins. It expects private labels to contribute 45% to its overall revenue by March next year; currently, that number stands at 33%. Over the next three months, the Bangalore-based company will ...

22 December, 2016 | More »

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Why Baidu is cautious about investing in Indian startups

Chinese web services giant Baidu is conspicuously slow and cautious in investing in Indian startups when compared to its peers Alibaba and Tencent. Though Baidu set up its India office late last year and initiated discussions with three-four consumer internet startups in India the firm has not yet p...

8 December, 2016 | More »

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BigBasket sees 300% growth in revenues; eyes Rs 2,000 cr turnover this fiscal

Online grocer BigBasket.com claims to have seen a 300% growth in revenues in the last one year and expects to cross the Rs 2,000 crore milestone in turnover by the end of this fiscal, according to a PTI report on Sunday. “In the past year alone, we have seen over a 300% growth and continue [&helli...

5 December, 2016 | More »

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Softbank-backed Grofers tweaks biz model to take on BigBasket

For on-demand online grocery delivery service provider Grofers, 2016 has been a year of change. The Gurgaon-headquartered startup not only scrapped its app-only model and launched a website; it has also quietly revamped its business strategy and operation processes. Grofers, which earlier operated o...

5 December, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: Pikkol raises funding from former 3M India head, Delyver co-founder, others

Bengaluru-based relocation service provider Pikkol has received seed funding from a group of angel investors, including Ajay Nanavati, former chairman of 3M India, the Indian arm of US multinational conglomerate 3M Co. and Afsal Salu, co-founder of hyperlocal delivery company Delyver, which was acqu...

26 October, 2016 | More »

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Exclusive: Housing.com ex-COO to start online grocery venture

Two former executives at property portal Housing.com are starting an online grocery delivery venture, a segment that was investors’ favourite until last year but where many startups have shut shop after struggling to find profitable business models. Former Housing.com chief operating officer Risha...

17 October, 2016 | More »

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